USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpentaria, Indonesia, Indian Ocean;

Principal Investigator(s): David Nichols

Affiliate Investigator(s): Terry Edgar - Reston; Yusuf Djajadihardja - BPPT

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct a north-south high-resolution seismic line from the northern Arafura Sea to the southern-most part of the Gulf of Carpentaria that lies in Indonesian waters to investigate glacially related climate fluctuations in the tropics.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1995-10-20

Start Port/Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

End Date: 1995-10-31

End Port/Location: Merauke, Indonesia

Equipment Used: Water gun (wh), Seismic Engineering streamer, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Digitalizing computer failed; analog data only. 3 Watergun lines: 765 km.

Staff: David Nichols

Affiliate Staff:
Terence Edgar - Co-Ch. Sci. - Reston; Blaine Cecil - geologist - Reston; Robert Mattick - geophysicist - Reston; Yusuf Djajadihardja - Co-Ch. Sci. - BPPT; Udrech Utt - geophysicist; Dini Pierbani - geologist; Nova Subiyanto - geophysicist; Rita Mardelira - geophysicist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - seismic specialist.
Project = Geology Epicontinental Systems - SE Asia, Australia, Geology Epicontinental Systems - SE Asia, Australia

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Baruna Jaya III
Baruna Jaya III

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Seismic Engineering streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Sparker
1995-003-FA-SE-001-01 ( Line 1 SEG-Y data file (160.1 MB))
1995-003-FA-SE-001-03 ( Line 3 SEG-Y data file (223.9 MB))
1995-003-FA-SE-001-02 ( Line 2 SEG-Y data file (219.1 MB))
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1995-003-FA-LN-001-04 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 2.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-02 ( Edited GPS navigation for test line.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-05 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 3.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-03 ( Edited GPS navigation for Line 1.)
1995-003-FA-LN-001-01 ( Cruise track chart.)